Friday, October 9, 2009

Eyeball Highballs!

How much do you love the look of this "Eyeball Highball"? While I wish I had come up with this idea myself, all the credit goes to Martha Stewart, the queen of crafty coolness. Here's the recipe:


14 medium radishes
7 pimiento-stuffed olives, halved crosswise
16 ounces gin or vodka
1 ounce vermouth

Trim stem and root ends of radish. Use a paring knife to scrape red skin from radish, leaving just enough to give a veiny appearance. With a small melon baller, cut a hole in radish, about 1/2 inch in diameter. Fit an olive half, cut-side facing out, into hole. Place radish in ice-cube tray. Repeat with remaining radishes. Fill tray with water; freeze.

Mix vodka or gin with vermouth; stir with ice. Divide eyeball ice cubes among four glasses. Strain martini; pour into glasses, and serve.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Broken Glass Stars

I know now is not the time for me to take on any new crafting adventures, but these stars are so cool, I may just have to go shatter a window pane! Please visit The Courage to Create for the story behind how these stars came to be and an awesome tutorial on how to make your own.

This is one project that going to the top of my holiday craft list. I know there's got to be a soldering iron around here somewhere...